Five of the Best Post-Festival Crashpads

Exhausting weekend of partying and camping? Then you'll need one of these post-festival crashpads...


The Post-Glastonbury Crashpad – Bishopstrow House

Where/when: Somerset – this weekend

Anyone living to the east or north of Glastonbury will, once the music's stopped and the tents have been taken down, have to crawl along in a traffic jam for several hours. So it makes sense to break the journey with an overnight stay at Bishopstrow House en route. Pass through the grand facade and you’re in another world from the one of mud and mayhem you’ll have been inhabiting for the previous three days. Scrape the filth off, get into some nice, clean clothes, have a fantastic meal, take a turn around the grounds and sink into a nice, soft bed. Bliss.


Prices at Bishopstrow House for Sunday 26th June from £135 per night’s bed and breakfast


The Post-Wireless Crashpad – Sanctum Soho

Where/when: Hyde Park, London – 1-3 July

Sanctum Soho still have rooms available on ELLE escapes for the Sunday night of Wireless. So after the last act’s finished you can stroll through Mayfair into Soho and check in for a good night’s kip (or, more likely with Sanctum’s Soho location and party hearty vibe, carrying on the night into the wee small hours).


Prices at Sanctum Soho for Sunday 3rd July from £288 per night


The Post-Lovebox Crashpad – 40 Winks

Where/when: Victoria Park, London – 16-17 July

Just a short cab ride from Victoria Park is the gorgeous 40 Winks. The extravagantly decked out house of interior designer David Carter, with few of the normal facilities associated with something as boring as a 'hotel', it’s one for the fashion-focused rather than comfort-craving festival-goer. Plus it’s only got two rooms. But if you can’t get in, and end up having to spend the night at one of its East End neighbours, Shoreditch Rooms, Boundary or The Town Hall, it’s hardly the end of the world, is it?

Prices at 40 Winks for Sunday 17th July from £95 per night


The Post-Magic Loungeabout Crashpad – Swinton Park

Where/when: North Yorkshire – 29-31 July

An ultra-grand castle hotel surrounded by 50 acres of grounds, Swinton Park is a pretty spectacular place. Distance-wise, it’s around an hour’s drive north from Broughton Hall (which sounds like a lot – but whether you’re heading on north or south, it’s fairly conveniently located to get back on the A1). But Swinton Park has something else that makes it the perfect post-festival crashpad: its small but perfectly formed spa. After a night or two sleeping in a tent you can unravel all those knots with one of their signature deep tissue massages.

Prices at Swinton Park for Sunday 31st July from £175 per night


The Post-Harvest Festival Crashpad – Washbourne Court

Where/when: Kingham, Oxfordshire – 9-12 September

The UK summer festivals calendar draws to a close with Harvest Festival in the Cotswolds village of Kingham. A mere 15 minutes’ drive away to the west is the picture-postcard pretty village of Lower Slaughter and Washbourne Court. The rooms are comfortable, the restaurant’s excellent, and you can spend the early evening sitting on the lawn under the chestnut trees with a Pimms watching the River Windrush drift by – the perfect, lazy end to a hectic weekend.

Prices at Washbourne Court for bed and breakfast on Monday 12th September from £140


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